The Mohave County medical examiner has positively identified human remains recovered from a residential burial site on August 29. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Trish Carter said dental records confirm the remains to be those of John Holland, a 65-year-old Kingman man who disappeared more than a year ago.

Carter said the coroner also determined that Holland was a homicide victim who died of multiple stab wounds.

The findings confirm information provided by Richard Polaski, a 63-year-old Kingman man who confessed that he stabbed Holland in late June, 2015, before placing the body in the back yard of Holland’s home and covering it with concrete. It was Polaski who told authorities where Holland had been buried.

Polaski also confessed that he and at least one other party conspired to forge documents to gain power of attorney and control over Holland’s assets, including the Lass Avenue residential property where his body was recovered. Authorities continue investigating the fraudulent financial activity and Polaski is jailed for first degree murder. oHhhO